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Mazda slashes CX-3 vary, ups costs

Mazda has dramatically slimmed down its CX-3 line-up, axing the obtainable handbook transmission and all-wheel drive and reshuffling the rest of the line-up.

As an alternative of six trim ranges and 13 variants in complete, there at the moment are simply six totally different CX-3 variants. All characteristic front-wheel drive and a six-speed automated transmission.

Mazda has additionally aligned the CX-3’s line-up with different fashions it sells just like the Mazda 2.

The up to date line-up goes on sale in September 2023.

All fashions now have wi-fi Apple CarPlay, together with wired Android Auto; power-folding exterior mirrors and distant window management are additionally now normal fitment on all CX-3s.

With no price-leader handbook model anymore, the CX-3’s base worth shoots up by $3290 to $26,800 earlier than on-road prices for the brand new Sport.

Changing the Neo Sport, it’s $1290 pricier than the outgoing trim degree when geared up with an auto.

Mazda has added loads of package to justify the hike, nevertheless, with the Sport gaining 16-inch alloy wheels (changing 16-inch metal wheels), blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The brand new Pure trim replaces the Maxx Sport, and provides LED headlights and tail lights with automated high-beam, together with lane-departure warning, driver consideration monitoring and a head-up show.

The Evolve replaces the Maxx Sport LE and swaps 16-inch alloys for 18s with a machined end, whereas additionally gaining entrance parking sensors. White leatherette and tan suede upholstery options in its cabin.

The Touring SP replaces the sTouring and options numerous beauty enhancements, together with 18-inch black machined alloy wheels, a black painted roof, a black chrome wing, and a gloss black entrance grille.

Inside, it options black leather-based and Grand Luxe suede upholstery with blue highlights. Additionally normal are heated entrance seats, a 10-way energy driver’s seat with reminiscence. Adaptive cruise management with cease/go can also be now normal.

The Akari is the one nameplate to hold over with the up to date mannequin, nevertheless it hasn’t been left untouched.

It beneficial properties a seven-speaker Bose sound system and 18-inch black machined alloy wheels.

Aero Gray paint joins the palette, which consists of Soul Crimson Crystal, Machine Gray, Polymetal Gray and Platinum Quartz metallic and Jet Black and Snowflake White Pearl mica finishes.

The Touring SP is simply supplied in Aero Gray, Platinum Quartz, Polymetal Gray and Soul Crimson Crystal, all with a black roof.

Regardless of its age – the CX-3 first launched in 2015 – Mazda’s entry-level crossover continues to be a scorching vendor.

The corporate has bought 5325 examples to the top of April, accounting for nearly a 3rd of the general mild SUV section in VFACTS and leaving the Kia Stonic (2159 gross sales) a distant second. Gross sales had been up 53 per cent on the identical interval final 12 months.


  • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Sport: $26,800
  • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Pure: $29,300
  • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Evolve: $31,050
  • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Touring SP: $34,300
  • 2024 Mazda CX-3 G20 Akari: $38,620 (+$810)

All costs exclude on-road prices.

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